Our team will make you feel welcome and appreciated from the minute you call for an appointment until you are ready to leave at the end of your appointment. We treat all of our clients and patients as if they are a part of our own families.
Please get to know us as we are here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. If you are a new client and have any other questions that we have not answered here, do not hesitate to call, or just walk-in. We think we are the best veterinary clinic and hospital in Rowlett and Dallas and we hope you will agree!
Dr.Josh CopeOUR VETERINARIANS
After graduating from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Josh moved down to Texas as fast as he could. Dr. Josh is a second generation veterinarian. He grew up on a small farm in Ohio, where he spent most of his childhood traveling with his father treating all kinds of animals and talking to local farmers. In his spare time, Dr. Josh likes golfing, hiking, and anything outdoors.
Dr.Anna SimmonsOUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Anna Simmons is a long time animal lover and advocate. In fact, she started rescuing animals at a young age, and her passion for animal care and welfare has only grown over the years. Dr. Anna grew up in Coppell, TX, with her four siblings and their many animals, from fish and rats to dogs and horses. She dreamed of being a vet since a very young age and feels so blessed to have been able to accomplish that dream. Dr. Anna attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she received a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She spent those college years working at various vet clinics and in animal rescue. She then spent two years working as a vet tech at a clinic in East Dallas. After gaining priceless experience as a tech, Dr. Anna attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies, followed by a year of clinics at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Once she experienced a Wisconsin winter, she returned to Texas and spent her time enjoying practicing medicine at a small animal clinic in East Dallas before joining the amazing Premier Vet Care team. Dr. Anna is married to her college sweetheart and together they have five pet kids, including four dogs (Tyli, Ivy, Nala, Coco) and one cat who thinks he is a dog (Pepper Saltzman). She and her husband live in Dallas and love to spend time cooking, hiking, playing volleyball, painting, biking, snuggling their animals, traveling, and reading, among other things. Dr. Anna greatly looks forward to the opportunity to meet you and your pet!
Dr.Kirsten StukeyOUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Kirsten Stukey, Texas born and Oklahoma raised, earned her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University. Along with her passion for animals and medicine, Dr. Stukey chose this career because she loves being able to help people foster healthy, rewarding relationships with their pets. She understands how important our furry family members are to us, and hopes to be able to provide care and education throughout all of the stages of pet ownership. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special place in her heart for senior pets and end of life care. Kirsten enjoys running, spending time with friends and spending time.
Dr.Anna StewartOUR VETERINARIANS
Dr. Anna Stewart was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She has always loved animals and developed a passion for medicine as she spent time working in veterinary clinics. She obtained her Bachelors of Science from the University of Arkansas and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. Her favorite part of practicing medicine is creating relationships with clients and their pets. She loves to help owners foster a happy and healthy environment where their pets can thrive. There is also nothing more rewarding than having an animal come in sick a
Dr. Jacqueline ShenJacqueline ShenOUR VETERINARIANS
Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Dr. Jacqueline Shen always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and pursued every opportunity to work and play with animals even though her parents were allergic to fur! She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate studies and gained experience with a variety of species (including elephants). Dr. Jacqueline then earned her degree from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, making her a proud double Gator.
While in vet school, Dr. Jacqueline served as an officer for the UF Shelter Medicine Club and the Christian Veterinary Fellowship, with which she went on two veterinary mission trips to the Navajo Nation to work with their beloved animals. Her mission is serving animals and their people by fostering the human-animal bond through veterinary medicine. Knowing that visits to the vet can cause many animals anxiety, Dr. Jacqueline became a certified Fear Free practitioner and is passionate about creating positive experiences for pets and their owners.
Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her husband, Dan, and their retired racing greyhound named Kingston. They also share their home with a chatty cat named Hermine, whom they “foster failed”/adopted after sheltering her and her three newborn kittens during Hurricane Irma. Dr. Jacqueline is excited to get to know you and your furry family member!
Meghan WestPractice Manager
Meghan has been in the Veterinary field since 2013. She lives in Dallas with her boyfriend Christian and their two dogs, Morty and Lacey.Meghan has been passionate for animals and their care for as long as she can remember. She began her role in veterinary medicine as a technician before switching to her current management role. She has been with Premier Vet Care since day one and has enjoyed every minute of it! When she isn't at the clinic, Meghan is pursuing a Business Integrated Studies degree from Texas Tech University and loves drinking coffee, walking her dogs and going to concerts! She can't wait to meet you and your furry-family!
Dee has been married for 20 years to her wonderful husband, Troy. Between them, they have 4 children and 2 furbabies - a Boxer and a Frenchie. Previously, Dee worked at a local dog boarding facility for 11 years, and has been with Premier Vet Care since opening day! Dee looks forward to serving you.
Diane was born and raised outside of Chicago. She moved to Texas and met her husband Jimmy. They currently have seven cats and one dog that are all rescues! Diane enjoys helping SPIN (a Great Pyrenees rescue organization). She also enjoys volunteering for the Salvation Army whenever possible. Diane loves working at the clinic and looks forward to doing whatever she can to be a part of Dr. Josh's team!
Linda was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived in St. Louis and Dallas most of her life. She loves Mexican food and her three cats- Thomas, Nicholas, and Minnie! Linda's hobbies are cooking, reading, and spending time with her family. The best part of working at Premier Vet Care is being around cats and dogs all day!
Emily has lived in Texas for most of her life. She enjoys driving round with the windows down jamming to music. She lives in Garland with her husband and their crazy kitties Snarf and Cyrus! She is one of the receptionists at Premier Vet Care, and adores her job. She is excited to meet you and your pets!
Born in Midland, Texas, Meredith is an Army Brat that was raised in Alabama, Kansas, and Texas. Her passion for animals started at a young age. She grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, iguanas, fish, a guinea pig, a rabbit, and even a duck! She graduated from The University of Kansas and worked in the HR Consulting field for 9 years before she realized that working at a veterinary clinic was where her heart was meant to be. Meredith lives in Rowlett with her boyfriend of over 10 years and her 4 dogs (PJ, Mookie, Rocco, and Winston). In her free time, Meredith enjoys off-roading in her Jeep, hanging with her dogs, and volunteering with animal rescues (if she could rescue them all, she would!!). Meredith looks forward to meeting and falling in love with your fur-babies!
Mariah AlanizVETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Mariah was born in Dallas and is currently living in Garland. She graduated from Rockwall High School. Mariah has one dog (Beemer), two cats (Han Solo and Princess Leia) and two guinea pigs (Alfred & Carl). Mariah is currently attending Cedar Valley College to obtain her veterinary technician technician license. In the future, she would like to continue her schooling and become a small animal veterinarian. Mariah loves working at Premier Vet Care and is excited for the years to come!
Samantha WilsonVETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Samantha was born in Dallas Texas but moved to East Texas as a child. She has wanted to work with animals her whole life. She was a state licensed animal control officer for 4 years and loves being a vet tech! Samantha has a strong desire to learn more within the veterinary field and become a veterinarian one day. Samantha says she feels very blessed to have the opportunity to work with such great people and looks forward to meeting many more guests and their babies.
Erin BurchVETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Erin entered the veterinary field in 2016 and is excited to be pursuing her Veterinary Technician license through Cedar Valley College. As a Rowlett native and animal lover, Premier Vet Care feels just like home!
Julianna BacoVETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Hi my name is Juli. I have been with premier vet care since 2015. Starting as a kennel assistant I worked my way up to vet tech, where I plan to stay for a while. I absolutely adore my hound mix Mable and my big family. I love working with and rescuing animals. I look forward to meeting all of your fur babies!
Rebecca GarretsonVETERINARY TECHNICIANS
Rebecca was born in East Texas but moved to Dallas as fast as she could! Rebecca has always wanted to make a difference in improving animals' lives. Rebecca has two cats- Bella and Charlie, and both were adopted. Rebecca loves the outdoors, going on new adventures, and listening to music. She feels very fortunate to be alongside such a great team at Premier Vet Care.
Amanda has been grooming for over 16 years and is very passionate about animals. She is proficient in all breed grooming, hand scissored cuts, difficult dogs, and cat grooming. She has 2 sons, 4 dogs and 3 cats! Outside of work, Amanda and her family enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, biking, and hiking.
Lilly FrithVETERINARY ASSISTANTS
Lilly graduated from Rowlett High School and currently attends the University of Texas at Arlington, where she's majoring in Biology. Once she finishes her studies at UTA, she plans on going to veterinary school at Texas A&M and one day becoming a veterinarian.
Alicia MorenoVETERINARY ASSISTANTS
Alicia graduated from Rowlett High School and is currently attending Collin College. She is majoring in Veterinary Medicine and would also like to minor in Neurology, leading to her dream goal to become a Veterinarian. Alicia owns a beagle (Tobi), yorkie (Ava) and mutt (Levi) and a few cats. Outside of work and school Alicia enjoys helping others by volunteering in numerous activities, exercising and being around nature.
Rachel CardenasVETERINARY ASSISTANTS
Rachel currently lives in Rowlett and graduated from Rowlett High School in 2015. She currently attends Texas Woman’s University and is majoring in nursing with a double major in biology.Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and loves to go on adventures. Rachel has always had a passion towards animals and is excited to have the opportunity to work at Premier Vet Care.
Lexi MarcumVETERINARY ASSISTANTS
Lexi is a Certified Vet Assistant that was born and raised in Garland, Texas. She graduated from Collin County Community College and plans to attend Texas A&M Veterinary School in the future. She lives in Garland with her beautiful Rottweiler, Lucy. In her free time, Lexi enjoys fishing, four wheeling, and Jeeps.
Hannah is currently attending Texas A&M University.She is majoring in Biomedical Sciences and hopes to become a small animal veterinarian. Hannah has two dogs at home and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, and volunteering at Throwaway Ponies.